Sonia Gandhi passed the reins of the Congress Party to her son Rahul Gandhi. This led to the speculations of her retirement from politics & the possibility of Priyanka Gandhi playing an active role. There is even strong buzz about the Gandhi Scion contesting from her mother's Rae Bareli constituency in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Putting all the rumours to rest, Priyanka Gandhi made it clear she have no plans to contest from Rae Bareli in next elections. 'Sonia Gandhi contests from Rae Bareli, not Me. No question of Me contesting from my Mother's constituency,' she said during an interview to an English Daily.
Priyanka Gandhi feels her brother Rahul Gandhi is brave enough to walk the tough road ahead. In a way, She accepted the fact that never been before Congress looked so weak.
If Priyanka enters politics at the time when Rahul Gandhi became President, This could create two factions in the party. Gandhis mayn't want this to happen and hence Rahul is being projected as the only saviour of Congress. As there is still plenty of time for Lok Sabha polls, Priyanka might take a decision depending on the health condition of her Mother.